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El Sarape

5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
+1 781-843-8005
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“queso asado” (2 reviews)
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5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Mexican restaurants in Boston area and especially on the south shore. From the tasty salsa which they make in house to fresh Guac, everything they make is very well prepared and tasty. We have 4 kids and 3 out of four...More

Thank davemE6672VS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything that we tried (from the Beef Fajitas, Sarape and Polo Cilantro) seemed to need salt and spices. The dishes were not the most flavorful Mexican cuisine we've ever had. The chicken (that was only 1/4 thick) was served under a glob of unseasoned cilantro...More

Thank Randy Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to El Sarape since they opened about 28 years ago. The original guys were the best! Always friendly, efficient, and the food was always outstanding. Every single dish was excellent. I like the shrimp with cilantro sauce and until this visit,...More

Thank goodhelp416
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Our waiter thoroughly explained the menu options, drinks as well as food. I had been there before but it was great hearing about the many choices. Excellent house margarita and queso with chips and salsa are a great start. I parked right out front as...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Hello...first off I just want to say if you drive by and decide..no parking or the place looks shady it's not. The area is undergoing a major renovation and El Sarape's is the diamond in the ruff. There is parking out back and you can...More

Thank Shannon-Lee R
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Overall decent Mexican food - filling but not fancy. The chips are fresh and the salsa is mild but flavorful. The orange chicken if good and the mole sauce are decent and not too nutty or spicy. The drinks are great. I don't go out...More

Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed 6 March 2017

bland food, small helpings, way overpriced, cramped table space. the main dishes came with plain rice and a dollop of black beans, nothing special at all.

Thank joeltomolokai
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great atmosphere, Waitress was a family member of the owner and super friendly. Food was great. I ordered the Pollo en Mole Poblano Chicken topped with our delicious homemade poblano sauce (mildly spicy). My daughter ordered the Gallo's Special Three shrimp tacos topped with pico...More

Thank Maryama019
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great menu selection. The chips were warm and the salsa homemade. Drinks were good and the owner was in the restaurant and very friendly.

Thank NickyPastry
Reviewed 11 February 2017

To my knowledge, the only authentic Mexican place in the Boston area. A local favorite that we have patronized for twenty years. Excellent food at reasonable prices. The Margueritas are outstanding.

Thank Wxe22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:30 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Braintree
  • Phone Number: +1 781-843-8005
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